BEOWULF PC Cluster
It's a kind of high-performance massively parallel computer built primarily out of commodity hardware components, running a free-software operating system like Linux or FreeBSD, interconnected by a private high-speed network. It consists of a cluster of PCs or workstations dedicated to running high-performance computing tasks. The nodes in the cluster don't sit on people's desks; they are dedicated to running cluster jobs. It is usually connected to the outside world through only a single node.
Link: The Beowulf Project
Time-Surfer: a 16-node PC cluster at Wayne State.
A schematic of Time-Surfer.
(built in June 1999)
|Master Node:||Dual Pentium III 450 MHz/ 512M ECC SDRAM/ Ternary 3C905 NIC|
|Slave Node:||Dual Pentium III 450 MHz/ 512M ECC SDRAM/ Dual 3C905 NIC|
|Network Switch:||Dual SMZ EZ1024FDT Switch|
|KVM Switch:||Iogear Miniview G-CS138|